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This week in
Husker history

The week of Feb. 14-20, looking back in five-year intervals
1891: Playing its second game in program history, Nebraska registers an 18-0 win at Doane College.
1906: Amos Foster is hired to succeed Bummy Booth as head coach.
1911: Jumbo Stiehm of Ripon College in Wisconsin is chosen as Nebraska’s head coach, even though many had expected the job to go to Yale’s C.C. Childs. | Full story
1916: With the arrival of new coach Doc Stewart still weeks away, assistant coach Dick Rutherford prepares to take charge of the early stages of spring drills. | Full story
«1921: After getting married and sitting out the 1920 season, future Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Roy “Link” Lyman returns to the Cornhuskers for 1921.
1946: Former Husker Herm Rohrig signs with the Green Bay Packers.
1951: A state senator launches an unsuccessful effort to have local telecasts of Nebraska home football games continued. WOW-TV broadcast the Huskers' home games in 1949 and 1950, but an NCAA ban put an end to the practice.
1961: The departure of athletic director Bill Orwig turns up the pressure on coach Bill Jennings as he prepares for his fifth season as head coach.
1966: Former Husker teammates Dennis Claridge and Rudy Johnson are plucked from other NFL rosters by the league’s newest franchise, the Atlanta Falcons.
1971: Bob Devaney says his choice of a starting quarterback will wait until after spring ball.
1976: Linebacker Jim Wightman is treated at a hospital after being struck by a car, and the driver is charged with assault.
1991: Talks get under way regarding a possible move of the 1992 Nebraska-Kansas State game to Tokyo.
1996: The NCAA adopts an overtime system for football, which means the last of Nebraska’s 40 tie games was a 19-19 deadlock at Colorado in 1991.
2006: Former Husker quarterback Eric Crouch signs with the Toronto Argonauts.
2011: Bo Pelini's staff changes become official.
2016: Sales of tickets to the April 16 spring game top the 32,000 mark.